Fashion and style have forever been in bed with film, television and music, especially in the moments that scream love.
Stephen King has always addressed his “Constant Readers” in prefaces or afterwords to his books. He likes to share what inspired him or what he was thinking about when he wrote it.
Just in time for Halloween come stories of ghosts, hermits, haunted houses and more. The Wisconsin Historical Society Press recently released Milwaukee Mayhem: Murder and Mystery in the Cream City’s First Century.
Scholastic is pulling a new picture book about George Washington and his slaves amid objections it sentimentalizes a brutal part of American history.
“A Birthday Cake for George Washington” was released Jan. 5 and had been strongly criticized for its upbeat images and story of Washington’s cook, the slave Hercules and his daughter, Delia. Its withdrawal was announced earlier this week.
"The Early Stories of Truman Capote" collects 14 short fiction pieces by the writer, including some that were published in his high school newspaper in Greenwich, Connecticut, when he was a teenager.
Matt de la Pena’s and Christian Robinson’s “Last Stop on Market Street” nearly made history twice this week.
Dean Koontz outdoes himself with his latest journey, which solidifies his reputation as one of the best storytellers in the book business.
Koontz’s stories get labeled as horror, but the lyrical writing and compelling characters in “Ashley Bell” aren’t commonly seen in that particular genre. Koontz stands alone, and this novel is a prime example of literary suspense if one is forced to classify.
In “The Facts of Life,” Charlotte Rae played the unflappable Mrs. Garrett, a girls’ school housemother who smoothly guided her charges through crises and comedy.
Rae says she implored the TV show’s producers to let her character “lose her temper, yell at the kids. Let her be a human being.”
Margee Kerr says she has the best job in the world: She studies fear for a living, and loves to scare herself as part of her research.
Kerr is a sociologist with a Ph.D. from the University of Pittsburgh, and just in time for Halloween, she's written a book called "Scream: Chilling Adventures in the Science of Fear."